HM Inspector of Fire Services

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Dear Welsh Government,

HM Inspector of Fire Services

The May 2021 edition of Fire Magazine includes an article by Fire Knowledge Director, Andy Fry in which he states that he spent two years as the ‘Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser to the Welsh Government and HM Inspector of Fire Services in Wales’.

The following request for information is made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

- for what period was Andy Fry the Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser for Wales?
- during the above period what was the civil service grade of the Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser?
- for what period was Andy Fry, Her Majesty’s (HM) Inspector of Fire Services in Wales?
- what were the areas of responsibility of Andy Fry as HM Inspector of fire services in Wales?
- what was the annual remuneration for Andy Fry in respect of his position as:
a) Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser for Wales?
b) HM Inspector of fire services in Wales?
- please identify what reports were published by Andy Fry in his capacity as HM Inspector of fire services in Wales?

Yours faithfully,

Iain Donald

Welsh Government

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Dear Mr Donald

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please find attached response which provides the information you requested.

Kind regards
Lisa

Lisa Walters
Y Cangen Gwansanaethau Tân / Fire Services Branch
Addysg a’r Gwasanaethau Cyhoeddus / Education and Public Services
Llywodraeth Cymru/ Welsh Government

Ffôn / Phone 0300 062 8227
lisa.walters3@gov.cymru / lisa.walters3@gov.wales

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Dear Welsh Government,

Thanks you for your reply dated 24 May 2021 in which you confirm that ‘There was and is, no post of HM Inspector in Wales’, which helpful.

However in your reply you also suggest that Mr Fry was appointed as an inspector under Section 28(1) of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004, on which I would welcome further clarification.

Using your reference I have looked at Section 28(1) of the FRS Act 2004 and can see no reference to Wales. Could you provide me with the reference by which Mr Fry was appointed as an Inspector for Wales under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004?

Thank you.

Iain Donald

Welsh Government

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Dear Mr Donald

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request, which follows on from your previous request (ATISN 15150) on this matter. Please find attached our letter of response which provides the information you have requested.

Kind regards
Lisa

Lisa Walters
Y Cangen Gwansanaethau Tân / Fire Services Branch
Addysg a’r Gwasanaethau Cyhoeddus / Education and Public Services
Llywodraeth Cymru/ Welsh Government

Ffôn / Phone 0300 062 8227
lisa.walters3@gov.cymru / lisa.walters3@gov.wales

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